Members of the United Nations voted yesterday on a resolution calling for an end to the war and demanding that Russia leave Ukrainian territory. The nonbinding resolution advocates for peace and reaffirms support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.
You’d think that calling for peace is an open-and-shut-case. Whilst most nations voted “yes,” 32 abstained, meaning they could not agree with the Ukraine peace resolution. These countries are:
Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
A total of seven (7) countries disagreed with the call for peace and a peaceful end to the war and slaughter of humans in Ukraine. These countries are:
Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea, Mali, Nicaragua, Russia, and Syria.
Venezuela would have also voted against peace in Ukraine. However, it couldn’t cast its vote since Caracas has not paid its UN membership fee since 2016.
In the end, 141 countries, including the Kingdom of The Netherlands, voted in favor of the resolution. Curaçao, a member of the Kingdom, thus also supports peace and an end to the war.